Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OnAnOvergrownPath.com: 'Rudolph Dunbar's 1939 Treatise on the clarinet...yielded these rare photos.'

[Rudolph Dunbar with clarinet (Photos from Dunbar's 1939 Treatise on the clarinet)]

Earlier today AfriClassical posted: “OnAnOvergrownPath.com: 'Did BBC derail career of black conductor?'” This evening Bob Shingleton sent another post: “More Rudolph Dunbar tonight” -

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Immediately after uploading 'Did BBC derail career of black conductor' I visited a colleague from my EMI days. On his bookshelf was Rudolph Dunbar's 1939 Treatise on the clarinet (Boehm system) which yielded these rare photos. More on Dunbar in 'The Berlin Philharmonic's first black conductor'.

Comments by email:
A few years before his death, Rudolph Dunbar wrote several letters to me which will confirm biographical statements you have recently posted, as well as some information not previously in print (for example, comments regarding Still's Festive overture). I'd not trust the accuracy of my memory but these letters -- as well as some from Julia Perry -- were deposited with the former Institute for Black Music Research at Fisk University. I'd hope someone would locate these and publish them.” Dominique-René de Lerma

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